Southwest Florida Art Scene

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center River District Fort Myers FLSouthwest Florida is home to more than 125 art galleries, studios and museums all within an hourís drive. While there are pockets of galleries and art studios in places like Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva Island, Matlacha, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naplesí Taylor and Jasper Roads and Trade Center Way, the area has three bona fide art districts: the downtown Fort Myers River District, Naplesí Fifth Avenue, and the Third Street South shopping district that includes fabled Gallery Row.

Each offers an ambiance, amenities and a sensibility that is distinctly its own. Once home to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, the River District is the place for avant-garde, leading edge art in the tradition of favorite son Robert Rauschenberg. Fifth Avenue is the place for the masters of yesterday and unique artworks from Africa, Belize, Haiti and the Caribbean. Third Street South and Gallery Row is the spot for contemporary art ranging from the new wave of geometric and abstract expressionists to impressionists, realists and primitivists.

The quality of the galleries in these districts, and the art and artists they represent, has led southwest Florida to be twice voted the #1 art market in the entire United States. Read more and you'll quickly see that they're worth a day trip or lengthier excursion during your stay here in the paradise we call Southwest Florida.

Learn more about the Southwest Florida arts scene from our art-related pages below:

Southwest Florida Art Galleries

Southwest Florida Art Festivals & Fairs

List of 2018-2019 SWFL Art Festivals & Craft Fairs

Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park
Art Festival at The Sanibel Shops
ArtFest Fort Myers
Bonita Bay Invitational Art Festival
Bonita Bay Masters Art Festival
Bonita Springs Invitational at the Promenade
Bonita Springs National Art Festival
Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival
Coconut Point Art Festival
Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival
Estero Fine Arts Show
Fort Myers 1st Fridays Art Walk
Marco Island Arts and Crafts Show
Naples Art in the Park
Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show
Naples Downtown Art Show
Naples Masters Art Festival March
Naples National
Naples New Year's Art Show
Pine Island Art Show
Sanibel Island Arts & Crafts Fair
Sanibel Masters Art Festival
Sanibel SCA Fine Arts Festival
The Art Festival at Mercato

Other Southwest Florida Art Info

  • Davis Art Center
    Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is bringing some big names to downtown Fort Myers in the coming season. Many of them are part of the centerís chamber music and jazz series, including world-famous violinist James Ehnes and his new quartet, vocalist/trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, hot-ticket New York City big band the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, and Leonard Bernsteinís daughter hosting a cabaret show celebrating her father and his favorite music.
  • The Alley - Artisan Mall at Coconut Point

SWFL Art Resources

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